The European Parliament today called for action against new anti-gay laws in Uganda and Nigeria, the parliament’s Intergroup on LGBT Rights reported.
Those actions include redirecting aid away from the governments of Uganda and Nigeria and toward civil society organization there.
The parliament also urged consideration of refusing to issue visas for Ugandan and Nigerian leaders, both inside and outside of government, who are responsible for passage of those laws.
It also suggested considering the possible ouster of Uganda and Nigeria from the Cotonou Agreement, which governs the political relations between the European Union and 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific countries.
For more information, see the full report by the Intergroup on LGBT Rights: “Uganda and Nigeria: European Parliament calls for targeted sanctions over new laws.”
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